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If Lakers get Paul George, which I think they will, they will have an easy time acquiring another star in free agency or via trade. PG is good friends with Cousins who can convince him to ditch the Pelicans - who are a first round exit at best even with Cousins- and to be the next great laker big man up on ball Mount Rushmore with The Shaqs and the Wilts and the Kareem's.Here's what I'd do if I were the Lakers..1. Get rid of Dengs horrendous contract, send out Ingram with him to fetch some young talent for better team depth. This will allow more financial flexibility to sign max deals.Hypothetical trade: Ingram and Deng to Chicago for Valentine, Portis, 2019 1st (TOP 3 protected)Sign George and Cousins Max dealsRe-sign Caldwell-Pope and Lopez (both better fit than isaiah Thomas for the Lakers)How good would this hypothetical 2018-19 Lakers team be?PG: Lonzo Ball , Tyler EnnisSG. Caldwell-Pope , Josh HartSF: Paul George , Denzel ValentinePF: Julius Randle , Kyle KuzmaC: DeMarcus Cousins , Brook Lopez , Bobby PortisAm I way off base here or does that look like a title team?
I object to any thread with "Cousins" and "lead" in the same sentence.
Cousins needs to go to Washington, who then need to trade Beal + Oubre to San Antonio for Leonard.Wall, Leonard, Cousins could make some noise in the East.
Quote from: bknova on May 16, 2018, 02:40:16 PMCousins needs to go to Washington, who then need to trade Beal + Oubre to San Antonio for Leonard.Wall, Leonard, Cousins could make some noise in the East.Washington has no cap space to sign Cousins and he isn't going to take the MLE.